By Julie Turjoman
Brave New Knits by way of Julie Turjoman, cofounder of Ravelry.com is the 1st booklet to have fun the convergence of conventional hand-knitting and glossy expertise. the web has made it attainable for the knitting neighborhood to attach via pictures, pattern-sharing, and blogs that record the knitting initiatives and passions of dozens of designers and lovers. With a foreword written by means of Jessica Marshall Forbes, co-founder of Ravelry.com, Brave New Knits comprises 26 must-have garment and accent styles, all gorgeously photographed by means of knitting megastar Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed. members diversity from proven designers like Norah Gaughan, Wendy Bernard, Anne Hanson, and knitgrrl Shannon Okey, to emerging stars equivalent to Melissa Wehrle, Connie Chang Chinchio, and Hilary Smith Callis. In-depth interviews with the designers show their layout philosophy and passions. From shapely sweaters and gentle shawls to fingerless gloves and fashionable hats, all the knitted designs beneficial properties certain instructions and charts to motivate either the newbie and skilled knitter.
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A dedicated wife could whip up a pair of suspenders in gray cotton. And for the Victorian woman, there were knit dainty slippers — with cork soles — to pull over her boots for evening parties. 44 Patterns for Victorian oddities defy imagination. Godey’s offered a pattern for a crocheted boa with knit The Victorian knitter who wished to apply knitting to creative new uses needed to look no further than the knit egg holder in The Art of Knitting, 1892. This rabbit penwiper could be knit using strategically placed increases and decreases to craft the shape of a rabbit.
64 Opposite Page: Eastman Johnson’s 1861 painting Knitting for Soldiers captured the mood of the Civil War era on both sides of the fight. Young and old took up their needles and yarn to make everything from warm socks to bandages for their soldiers. qxd 6/29/07 Sojourner Truth set aside her knitting for a moment while posing for a photograph on a print card, dated 1864. Born into slavery in 1797 in New York, she was originally named Isabella Baumfree by her Dutch slaveholder family. She gained freedom in 1826 when New York emancipated all slaves.
Qxd 6/29/07 11:19 AM Page 39 Chapter Three Knitting for the Civil War B efore the War Between the States, America was not a united nation. While the North had grown into an economic and industrial giant, the South relied on a one-crop econ- omy — king cotton — based on slavery. The Victorian sense of moral righteousness over slavery permeated ideological and economic division between North and South. ” A self-taught circuit lawyer with humble origins, Lincoln opposed slavery on moral grounds, although his overriding goal was to hold the Union together.